Northwest Iowa Lifelong Learning & Recreation Center

Monday, March 23, 2020 Update

Dear LLRC patrons,

Our first priority is your health, wellness, and safety. Originally we had hoped to reopen the LLRC on April 1. As promised, we are continually reassessing this evolving situation, and we no longer believe that date is realistic. Therefore, the LLRC will be closed through Monday, April 13.

I understand that you probably have questions about your membership, personal training sessions, group fitness classes, and other programming. We will be assessing everything and making adjustments to memberships and other purchased programming as we get nearer to reopening the LLRC. Your continued membership is important to us, and we are grateful for your support.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Be well,

Greta Giese, Ed.D.
Director—Northwest Iowa Lifelong Learning & Recreation Center

Group Fitness

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Locations & Hours

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Strong Mind. Strong Body.

Northwest Iowa Community College’s Lifelong Learning & Recreation Center is available to college students, staff, faculty, and community members. It provides wellness and recreation facilities and equipment, as well as space for trainings, conventions, conferences, and trade shows.  

Goals of the LLRC:

  • To provide a clean, safe, and friendly environment for all participants.
  • To provide opportunities for wellness and recreation for students of NCC and community members.
  • To be a resource for wellness information and promote lifelong wellness and learning.

Recreation Center FAQs


  • Monday–Friday 5:00am–10:00pm
  • Saturday 5:00am–6:00pm
  • Sunday 1:00pm–10:00pm

Summer Hours (Memorial Day–August 15)

  • Monday–Friday 5:00am–10:00pm
  • Saturday 8:00am–4:00pm
  • Sunday 2:00pm–7:00pm


  • Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays 12noon – 5:00pm
  • Tuesdays/Thursdays 8:ooam – 1:00pm
  • Access to LLRC East before and after staffed hours is restricted to 24/7 access card users. Cards can be purchased at LLRC East and are $10 for the first card and $5 for subsequent cards for spouses and family members. Please call 712-324-6152 for more information.

Yes. The laps per mile for our track are as follows:

  • Inside lane = 14 laps/mile
  • Middle lane = 13.25 laps/mile
  • Outside lane = 12.5 laps/mile

We offer a variety of cardiovascular and strength equipment including:

  • Weight machines
  • Free weights
  • Treadmills
  • Fitness bikes
  • Rowers

The LLRC uses Matrix Fitness equipment, one of the world’s premier commercial fitness brands.

Our basketball court divided into two courts.

It is also a full size tennis and volleyball court.

Our LLRC staff is happy to set up tennis or volleyball standards for you if you call 30 minutes ahead.

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